Assistant Scientist

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Assistant Scientist

Department: 3670010210 NW Research Ext Center Colby
Job no: 512620
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Colby, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:
The Northwest Extension Agronomy program at the Kansas State University Northwest Research-Extension Center at Colby, Kansas is looking for an Assistant Scientist. This person will be an integral part in conducting applied research of practical relevance to farmers in the Great Plains. The successful candidate will provide day-to-day leadership in conducting field operations; use, maintain, repair, and fabricate agricultural machinery; and play a critical role in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of high quality data.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Agronomy or related

Preferred Requirements:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in agronomy or related field (significant experience in the agricultural industry may be substituted.)
  • Knowledge of agronomy/crop production
  • Experience with farm machinery
  • Experience with general farming operations
  • Mechanical aptitude in maintenance
  • Repair and fabrication of machinery
  • Experience with field experimentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with data analysis and reporting
  • Experience in preparing scientific reports

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Valid drivers license upon employment. Within 4 months of employment, obtain a commercial applicators license with Class 1A and 10 endorsements

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest, resume' and contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$36,965 - $61,590

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Dec 21, 2023
Application Closes: Open until filled

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Job Posting: 12889753

Posted On: Apr 02, 2024

Updated On: Apr 17, 2024

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